Moray And Speyside
Scotland’s north-east, between the River Dee and Spey. It lies not just in the hills, but partly beyond them. Explore it’s peerless coastline and enjoy watching the dolphins play in the tides of the Moray Firth. This is a holiday experience for those who enjoy somewhere different. This corner of Scotland was bypassed by some of the main events in Scotland’s stormy history, allowing many of it’s castles to survive. Whatever the truth, the many castles built to the west and north of Aberdeen, around the Rivers Dee and Don – represent the finest flowering of Scotland’s castle building tradition. The very best of those lie on a signposted trail, which leads to 16th century Crathes Castle. See the painted ceilings and colourful garden. Or explore Fyvie Castle and it’s superb collection of paintings.